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UAE Retrieves Dh 2.3M Salary Support from Emiratis in Fake Jobs

  • Publish date: Thursday، 10 August 2023
UAE Retrieves Dh 2.3M Salary Support from Emiratis in Fake Jobs

Over AED 2.3 million in financial support from 107 UAE nationals who took up fake jobs in the private sector has been recovered by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE).

These citizens benefited from the Nafis program, which offers financial rewards and additional advantages to encourage Emiratis to work in the private sector.

The ministry advised UAE citizens not to fall into the trap of fake jobs given by businesses trying to avoid meeting Emiratization targets.

The Ministry said, "Our systems track companies’ compliance with hiring Emiratis in real jobs, paying their salaries as agreed in their contracts through the Wage Protection System (WPS) and as shown in the digital link between the Ministry and pension funds in the UAE."

"We also have an effective smart inspection system and conduct regular field visits to companies employing Emiratis," The Ministry further added.

The ministry's phone center (600590000), smart app, or website can be used to report policy violations including emiratization.

The MoHRE said last month that it has fined 436 businesses for engaging in false Emiratization since the second half of 2022.

According to the Emiratization policy, private businesses with at least 50 employees are mandated to raise the proportion of Emirati workers by 1% every six months.

Businesses operating in specified industries with 20 to 49 people will need to hire at least one UAE national in 2024 and another in 2025.